This is an old family recipe that my Mother’s family made for card parties and brunches. Mayo free, it is a very light dish. My family used to serve it with Russian Dressing. In this picture, I’ve plated the mold with a tomato salad tossed with vinaigrette which gives the […]
Mandelbread is made from a crumbly dough that you shape into shallow loaves, bake, slice and bake again for about 10 minutes to toast the slices. It is the perfect not too sweet treat to have with coffee in the morning or as an afternoon snack. They are not like […]
Florentines are lace cookies with the addition of minced candied orange peel. Yes, you can buy the orange rind; but trust me, if you make your own, the results will be worth it- and you have the bonus of snacking on the leftovers! Note: Do not refrigerate or freeze! […]
Lace cookies look like lace and taste like crisp caramel! Many years ago, when I was teaching a dessert class, one of my students asked me if one had to use a toothpick to make the holes in the cookies. Watch these cookies bake the first time you make them. […]
Tangy, Candied Orange Peels are the garnish your desserts are missing.
These almonds are irresistible. You will love it when everyone thinks you bought them and you proudly announce you made them yourself! Note: Using a long handled wooden spoon is important. The sugar syrup becomes very hot and you should keep your hands as far away from the heat emanating […]
These spiced pecans are so addictive, I have to triple the recipe whenever I make them. They tease the appetite with cocktails and satisfy the end of a meal as dessert. Nothing wrong with them as a quasi guilty snack either!
Sometimes all you need is a light green salad to round out your meal. This salad is the perfect combination of slightly bitter and sweet- soft and crunchy. The arils add color and brightness while the candied pecans add crunchy sweetness. A very light lemon vinaigrette or just a […]
This is a very colorful vegetable salad that is packed with flavor and protein. Add the dressing right before serving so the vegetables retain their color. This recipe will be a great addition to your buffet table. By the way, I added tofu to this salad to create a vegetarian […]
This Carrot Soup is light, smooth, flavorful and best when served chilled. As with any recipe, the result is only as good as the ingredients you use. I use large organic carrots because they have more flavor than the small peeled ones. Even so, some carrots are sweeter than others. […]